GETTING TO KNOW VIRGINIA by Felix Sutton

GETTING TO KNOW VIRGINIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Getting to know each of the states will be difficult if the others aren't better mapped than this. The only map, purportedly showing the Tidewater and Eastern Shore regions, fails to label them, is distorted by the centerfold, omits ""one of the largest and busiest seaports in the world"" (Newport News) as well as other places mentioned in the text; the rest of the state is unmapped altogether, which leaves the Piedmont, the Shenandoah Valley et al. in limbo as far as kids are concerned. Also omitted are the customary vital statistics (population, area, etc.). Moreover, what's included tells little more about the state than most histories of settlement, the Revolution, the Civil War and less than a good encyclopedia; the treatment of agriculture and industry and landmarks is similarly slight. Finally, the many sketches have little information value and none of the impact of photos (or even of the florid scenes in the Enchantment series). Hardly a way to get to know anything.

Pub Date: April 8th, 1969
Publisher: Coward-McCann